Artist Vicki Pedersen

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Associate Member, Women Artists of the West
Vicki Pedersen’s love of art started as a child and has been a constant companion to her since then. She grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah where she received several accolades in high school for her art. As a young wife and mother being fully employed, she still pursued art when she could, doing portrait commissions and murals at a hospital.  She worked with graphite/charcoal, pastel and colored pencil during those years and acrylics for the murals.  Her family moved to Ohio for a short time where she was able to focus more on art, winning several awards in that state for her art. 
Then a move to Southern California and new career negatively impacted her time available to pursue her passion for art until her youngest son, who as a student at the US Military Academy at West Point, New York and who shares her passion for art, pushed her TO MAKE THE TIME for art which she finally did. Since then she has been taking classes and workshops, studying and painting in oils. She has been fortunate to study under some amazing artists.  Those who have impacted her the most are: Richard Stergulz most of all, Grant Redden, William Schneider, Debra Huse, Jim McVicker, Alfedo Rodriguez, Joseph Todorovich and Thomas Blackshear.
She is enthralled by light, particularly reflected light. “My goal with my art is that the viewers notice the light and that they feel a connection with the subject of my paintings and a deeper appreciation for the splendor of the world we live in.  I am grateful to see the world through artist’s eyes as there is so much beauty to be seen. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: ‘Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting.’”
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